As this clip from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's interview on CBS's "Late, Late Show" began to circulate around the internet on Tuesday, the Trump campaign rapid response director Steve Guest pointed out that she is "eating $13 dollar a pint ice cream out of her $24,000 fridge."
"The Paycheck Protection Program ran out of money this morning because Democrats, led by Nancy Pelosi, blocked the necessary $250 billion replenishment for the program that Congressional Republicans tried to deliver," the Republican National Committee said in a statement on Wednesday. "Now 'Nancy Antoinette' has to explain to America why she chose to show off her luxury refrigerators and $13-dollar a pint ice cream collection from her chateau in San Francisco instead of funding the Paycheck Protection Program which has saved millions of jobs all across the country."
While Nancy Pelosi sits in her ivory tower in San Francisco, eating $13 dollar a pint ice cream out of her $24,000 fridge, she is cheering on Democrats for blocking coronavirus relief aid that has so far been distributed to 1.3 million small businesses that is about to run out. https://t.co/fvGoWSXXC9— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) April 15, 2020
"This is something you can get through the mail... Chocolate, and then we have some other chocolate here... I enjoy it. I like it better than anything else, and I don't know why but it agrees with me," Pelosi said. "And we just restocked the ice cream for Easter Sunday because we were, shall we say, enjoying -- I don't know what I would have done without ice cream."
Since then, others took up the call:
Her two refrigerators together cost $24,000 for her specialty chocolate ice creams, but she hates the small business owners of America. “Let them eat cake.” https://t.co/6ogIDP4QzT— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) April 16, 2020
Her two huge refrigerators by themselves cost more than many people make in a year.— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) April 15, 2020
It's so revealing that the politician Dems adore most is one of the richest members of Congress. Pelosi has been so rich for so long that she can't see how tone-deaf this is. It's her normal: https://t.co/IxH0tkyWLs
Joe Biden added: